348 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1966) 2011
A reprint of Eve Plamer's famous book on the Karoo, a vast semi-desert that extends across parts of the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. Eve Palmer grew up on the farm Cranemere, situated on the Plains of Camdeboo, where her family have lived for generations.
"Here is a book which is a unique combination of history, natural history, autobiography and research in many fields" Sunday Times
"Eve Palmer recreates with lovely prose the magical landscape of the Karoo and the East Cape where she grew up...If you love a good read, and if you love South Africa, buy a copy of this immediately and settle down for an enchanting trip to the nostalgic past in the company of a fine soul, Eve Palmer!" Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator, Denver Botanic Gardens